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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By acoste
I have 220k miles and still on original clutch...

I have 220k miles and still on original clutch components. I6 doesn't eat the plates as the V8 does. Plus it depends on the driver.

In my previous car my first symptom was that I couldn't...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By acoste
I have seen a car with such a bad idle and the...

I have seen a car with such a bad idle and the reason was vacuum leaks.
Check all the vacuum lines (search for the most common failure locations), don't miss the oil filler cap seal either.
And of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-21-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By acoste
It's easier to isolate the problem if you can...

It's easier to isolate the problem if you can figure that out. If it's related to a specific engine rpm then you know you have to search the culprit around the engine. If it's related to one specific...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By acoste
+1 clogged injectors or clogged exhaust /...

+1

clogged injectors or clogged exhaust / cats can cause the same symptom so put some more effort into investigating the case.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By acoste
It's my personal opinion though I would speak...

It's my personal opinion though I would speak against going catless.
The engine is programmed in a way where the flow resistance of the exhaust is taken in account. If you lower this resistance the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-20-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By acoste
Does this happen in any gear at a specific engine...

Does this happen in any gear at a specific engine rpm?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-20-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By acoste
You will get a yellow warning before the brake...

You will get a yellow warning before the brake padding is gone, the sensor wears out before the pad so that's a reliable signal. Mileage left estimation is just an algorithm.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By acoste
If you have pressed the gas (with no change in...

If you have pressed the gas (with no change in angle) and the brake pedal at the same time continuously for more than 2 sec that could trigger an error in the DME but not in the CAS. CAS only checks...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By acoste
If the brake-light switch under the brake pedal...

If the brake-light switch under the brake pedal fails or is not correctly adjusted (or broken wire) the cruise control will be deactivated and will throw an error code.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By acoste
Is your cruise control working?

Is your cruise control working?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-18-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By acoste
E60s have the same issue. Too bad they haven't...

E60s have the same issue. Too bad they haven't resolved this for F10.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By acoste
If that happens, it's most likely the alternator...

If that happens, it's most likely the alternator instead of the battery. Relatively easy DIY.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By acoste
Yes, it does.

Yes, it does.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-17-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By acoste
It's quite common. The hard plastics are covered...

It's quite common. The hard plastics are covered with a soft material so it feels better to touch. However it's not a durable solution as you can see.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,017
Posted By acoste
As Edjack said every direct injection engine has...

As Edjack said every direct injection engine has this issue including BMW. Solution is walnut blasting every 60k miles. Earlier if you aren't lucky. The top of the intake valves gets covered with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,017
Posted By acoste
This would be my order 2009-2010 BMW 5...

This would be my order

2009-2010 BMW 5 series
MB E
Audi A6
X5?
06-08 Acura TL S
Mazda6
08-12 Infiniti G37, M35
NO 06-08 BMW 7 series
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,434
Posted By acoste
I like your stories Bluebee.

I like your stories Bluebee.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
Posted By acoste
I replaced the fan clutch preventively at 185k...

I replaced the fan clutch preventively at 185k miles however I still have the plastic fan in place (220k) and I check it for cracks at every oil change.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,434
Posted By acoste
Hi Bluebee, here is the explanation for the...

Hi Bluebee,

here is the explanation for the sparks when switching loads on inductors, hope you like my figures

HOWEVER this is not the real reason why the alternator creates spikes at load...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,434
Posted By acoste
Hi Seemyad while I agree with you on most of...

Hi Seemyad

while I agree with you on most of your post I would like to correct you on some points



It's true that the wire inside the bulb is a coil however its reactance is so small...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,896
Posted By acoste
Haha, yes, when I sat in my car I realized my...

Haha, yes, when I sat in my car I realized my mistake, it's the BC button.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By acoste
The curb and the sensor might not be related. I...

The curb and the sensor might not be related. I have already replaced mine. If you connect INPA the error message will be broken sensor or missing oil level sender signal or similar.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,896
Posted By acoste
same as mileage reset but keep it pressed for 1-2...

same as mileage reset but keep it pressed for 1-2 seconds

Usually there is a small difference between the real fuel consumption and the displayed value and there is a correction factor in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,656
Posted By acoste
Guys with tape deck, you can always do this: ...

Guys with tape deck, you can always do this:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=638814

needs some soldering work but the cheapest for sure
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,896
Posted By acoste
Yeah, 18 sounds low unless you are driving short...

Yeah, 18 sounds low unless you are driving short distances only and the engine never gets a chance to warm up. I think the readout is ok, it's your fuel mileage that has problems.

The electronic...
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